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court judge declared the military's don't ask don't tell policy to be unconstitutional. judge virginia a. phillips warned the policy is a violation of the first amendment and that the policy had a direct effect on the military. she said she will issue an injunction barring the federal government from enforcing don't ask, don't tell. the justice department of course will have an opportunity to appeal her decision. for anybody who has been following the various legal cases against don't ask, don't tell, this is the case that was brought by the log cabin republicans, by the gay republican group. we'll have much, much more to come on this breaking news. we'll be right back. new ultrh has scent pearls that give you a whole week of freshness with just one wash. ♪ and from day 1 to day 7, ultra downy april fresh lets you climb in to more freshness than this other fabric softener. so why settle? get more. feel more. >>> as someone who covers politics every day, i seldom get the privilege of seeing phony sincerity and phony humility you see all the time but general passion is rare. today we cam
that this id s noa bad college town to rire in. harrisonburg, virginia, home of james madison university which beat virginia tech this weekend not that we're taking notice of that or i am. thanks for joining us, amanda. i wanted to ask you, in trms ofs these college towns, you picked the best college towns to retire in. how did you arrive at othis? there are lots of llege towns. >> sure. these coege towns have the traditional traits that retirees yook for, low taxes, affordable housing, good health care. on top of that each local college or university has a specific program that allows retirees to go back to school, to take courses in everything from the arts, language, literature, history. so seniors love these. they are using the courses to fill in the gaps from their education, from their undergraduate years. >> more than being on the golf course. >> exactly. you can't golf every y. >> as candy put it lots of keggers. let's get to the top five. starting at number five, let's put that on screen, bellingham, washington, 80,000, home of western washington university. why there? >> well, this
, virginia, and maryland have already declared states of emergency. the major question now remains exactly what path will earl take up the coast. we'll be checking in with al for the latest on this in just a moment. >> got some other stories to cover, including amanda knox, the american college student convicted of murdering her roommate in italy. this morning, some new revelations about her state of mind. and we'll talk to a former fbi agent who is absolutely convinced that she is innocent. >> that's right. and also a little bit later, familiar face around here on "today." try going, matt, the entire month wearing just six items of clothing. the question is, did anybody notice? did you? we're going to find out how she did. >> over and over again. let's begin this morning with hurricane earl. al is in kill devil hills in north carolina on the outer banks. he's tracking the storm. al, good morning to you. >> well, good morning, matt. and, yes, earl has strengthened overnight. a category 4 storm. let's give you the latest details on earl. first of all, we've got a very active area out there.
national committee and former governor of virginia. good to have you with us this morning. >> good to be back, thanks. >> one of the things i wanted to draw your attention was the cnn opinion research poll that says more people think that the country would be better off if congress was run by the republicans than the democrats. is there an enthusiasm gap out there? is there some question about whether or not democrats have the country on the right track? >> kiran, we definitely over the summer we're seeing that enthusiasm gap in a lot of polls. but we're seeing it dramatically close. so i think the cnn poll has a gap at about, you know, single digits, eight or nine points. we were seeing polls that showed it at 30 points over the summer. we're also seeing other polls where in the generic congressional ballot the republicans had a ten-point edge a month ago, and now it's essentially a dead heat among likely voters and very close among -- dead heat among registered and very close among likely voters. >> about 11 points, but go ahead. >> and we think we've got good momentum now. we're
warnings for all of eastern north carolina and tropical storm warnings from virginia to long island. later today, hurricane warnings will sh issued for cape cod. a look at a powerful storm. you can clearly see the eye of the storm and weaken from here on out but it's already too strong so if it weakens from a 4 to a 3 that can still do a lot of destruction on the outer banks. it's traveling 50 to a hundred miles parallel to the east coast. if this had been 50 miles west of this this on would have been one of the historic and damaging hurricanes ever. it's a little off the coast and still do damage. tomorrow morning, during the morning rush hour into the noon hour, the strongest winds will be virginia beach, maryland, delaware coast up through the jersey shore. by friday afternoon the tropical storm force winds are about from new york city all the way out through long island including connecticut, long island and the cape. the hurricane force winds should arrive on cape cod come tomorrow evening by 9:00 or 10:00. they may even do evacuations on the outer cape maybe from orleans to province
voters as he begins a cross-country trip today. from new mexico to virginia and spaces in between, he's got a packed schedule. live report coming up from our ed henry. >>> well, he was once called bush's brain. karl rove, the man former president bush called the architect is going on the defense again. he reportedly raised millions to attack democrats in the stretch run. is he worried more about the uprising in his own party? we're going to talk about the tea party and a possible gop civil war. >>> up first, though, extreme weather. emergency crews are fearing the total failure of a levee that's been around for 110 years in wisconsin is located along the wisconsin river just south of portage. emergency officials told about 150 residents to get out yesterday fearing that flooding could wash out the only road leading in and out of the area. some people who didn't listen are already cut off. the same storm system overflowed rivers and extremes in southern minnesota. water pouring through dam destroyed more than half of the homes in the small town of hammond. some people who were allowed
north to virginia. tourists are evacuating two islands near the outer banks because of hurricane earl. this is wrightsville, north carolina where they are bracing to see earl sometime tomorrow night and cape may, new jersey is on the right and we're going to watch for the impact there on saturday and again already those rip tide warnings, wave warnings up and down the eastern seaboard. we'll talk with the hurricane center coming up. >>> president obama is make acstatement about the mid east peace process in a few minutes. israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu will join the president. they've been meeting this morning about that peace process. we're keeping an eye on the white house and have that for you. >>> defense secretary robert gates says it will be up to history to decide whether the iraq war was worth it. this morning gates and vice president joe bidening marked the formal transition from the u.s. combat mission to a training and advisory role for the remaining 50,000 troops. >>> iraqi troops are taking lead responsibility for their country's security. we've kept a promise,
it would be deficit nutra. that's being attacked. it's down with 20-odd states. have you virginia and missouri. also, the funding's being attacked. i don't know how the courts are going to rule. but the funding aspect is being questioned. >> i'm not a lawyer. >> greta: quit bragging! >> but it's a dangerous precedent to allow the united states congress to mandate on you on what product or service have you to buy with your money. it's assumed we can tax and you spend the money. but we have never crossed that line in the commerce clause. >> greta: that's the one thing it wasn't called, a tax in court, and the lawyers are calling it a tax for the government to get it within the taxing power of the government. but the flip side plays games with the words as well. >> here's the problem with the individual mandate. first of all, it's a new penalty and a new mandate, which i believe to be unconstitutional. second, the way this is constructed, you don't have to buy insurance, pay a penalty if you are caught. the penalty, $695. so what logical consumer will buy insurance until they get sic
and whether states had passed a law like virginia did that prohibited citizens or states from being required to pay for insurance. there was some discussion about whether any had done that prior to this lawsuit being filed? utah did file it. the judge said it only takes one so maybe it will be utah. most extraordinary today the surprising thing that happened from the government, as you know, this 2700 pages it talks about commerce clause, commerce clause, authority. the judge pointed out that's not what they -- they were saying it is not a tax. she said even the president said this is not a tax. then, the government's attorney says yeah but, it is a tax. >> greta: explain why it makes a difference whether it is called a tax or penalty? lawyers get hung up on words -- ash what is the legal difference in this case? >> what we are talk about is states' rights, 10th amendment versus federal government. this is not in their enumerated power to tax individuals or require to you buy individual insurance. >> greta: the feds do not have? >> do not have that authority. so they have to look somewhere e
in massachusetts, virginia, new jersey and delaware and alaska and kentucky. >> reporter: palin described criticism of the republican washington establishment as a moment in the wood shed. earlier this week she talked about the possibility she might get into the campaign. >> i don't know. we know that it is not up to me. if the american people were to be ready for someone who is willing to shake it up and willing to get back to time tested truths and help lead our country towards a more prosperous and safe future and if they happen to think that i was the one, if it were best for my family and for our country, of course i would give it a shot. >> reporter: palin's speech a warm reception. to a person every iowa caucusgoer said she will have a lot of work to do. retail politics on the ground. there's question about whether or not she wants to engage in that. carl cameron, fox news. >> that was carl cameron reporting from des moines, ñ you. >> republicans touting tphraeurpb to get the economy moving again. saying americans are sick of stimulus plans and gop wants to stop all tax hikes. this week the
virginia fighting for his life trying to get elected to robert byrd's senate seat thought they should be extend. i've introduced permanent law current tax rate and avoid a tax increase in the middle of a investigation. >> greta: give me a realistic timetable. what is gonna happen ? >> it is hard to answer the hypothetical, because the democrats are in the majority. they got to decide whether they want to have this debate now. it could occur after the election. if they want to have the debate now about the appropriateness of raising taxes in the middle of a recession we are happy to have that debate. >> greta: it is not going to happen is that the message? >> i done know i think it will be up to the majority to decide whether we have this debate now or later. it needs to be had, because at the end of the year, taxes will go up for everyone, none of us think that's a good idea. >> greta: what about what leader boehner said in the house? he said i hate to try to quote him often top of my head, he said if he had to or something, if it came to that, he would vote for limiting the extension
to their thoughts about the economy. monday, obama traveled to fairfax, virginia, backyard where people expressed concerns about jobs and other economic issues. composed of friendly audiences the events represented middle class so-called real people. >> you're in a bubble. when you are president. and sometimes you just don't have the opportunity to have the kind of interactions that i used to have even when i was a senator. and so, these kind of formats are terrific for me. >> but next monday mr. obama is scheduled to be in a town hall made for tv event at museum in washington and cnbc will televise it and they encourage the alumni club of washington, d.c. to invite members to attend. well-known princeton graduates in washington are first lady michelle obama and supreme court justice sonia sotomayor and elena kagan. alumni alert says, "we are looking to capture the sentiment of the nation ahead of the mid-term elections." at the end the invitation says, "please write a question you would like to ask or have answered by the president." >> was the white house aware they were being invited to attend
the ones who were wrong in massachusetts and virginia and new jersey and delaware and alaska and kentucky. [ cheering ] >> reporter: palin described criticism of the republican washington establishment as a moment in the wood shed. earlier this week she talked about the possibility she might get into the campaign. >> i don't know. we know that it is not up to me. if the a arican people were to be ready for someone who is will to shake it up and willing to get back to time tested truths and help lead our country towards a more prosperous and safe future and if they happen to think was the one, if it were best for my family and for our country, of course i would give it a shot. >> reporter: palin got a warm reception. many suggested they questions about whether or not she had interest, dedication, and fire in the bellly to do the hand-to-hand retail campaigning that is required in iowa >> president obama meantime facing off with congressional republicans on a long fought campaign issue. he wants them to stop blocking legislation aimed at limiting how much money corporations and unions can s
and didn't need caffeine because the speakers were firing them up. and of course, virginia governor bob mcdonnell spoke and the thing that had their attention focused, were the results of the straw poll. who people think will win and should win the republican nomination in 2012. >> mike huckabee missed coming in first by 11 votes. so, that, you know, pence couldn't get all the attention, but huck, i guess, a crowd favorite. >> and last year, mike huckabee won and this year pence was the winner, huckabee second. romney third, gingrich fourth. and palin who didn't go because she was in des moines at the g.o.p. fun raiser came in fifth place. >> who people chose for vice-president was interesting, he chose mike pence and he had to withdraw his name from that and then it became sarah palin was the winner of the vice-president one. rick santorum, paul ryan, demint and mike huckabee last. >> mike pence not somebody our viewers know a tremendous amount about. congressman from indiana second arguably most high profile because governor mitch daniels, a lot of folks across the state and country l
've got those wilmington -- >> are you from california somewhere? >> the commonwealth of virginia. >> you don't seem like you're into northeastern ethnic politics. let me bring in someone who might be. christina, her name is o'donnell. first of all, there's a lot of people that live around wilmington with names like that and they're going to say she's not some whacky evangelist or colorado springs, she's not a family values type from out there. she seems like somebody i grew up with. there's a lot of appeal to that. >> and appeals to catholic voters as well. >> take a look here. here she is thursday. i'm just suggesting it's a little different than somebody from out west. i'd like to get back into that old neighborhood politics once in a while. let's take a look. here's o'donnell thursday, very conservative culturely. >> chris -- >> i'm sorry. >> i think we're heading in the wrong direction. we're increasing the size of government. >> this is not a mink coat republican here. she's not from the country club. her annual income last year was 5 k. when she's talking about a recession, she's l
to washington, or virginia, and they say he is traveling with his pregnant >> take a good look. his name is paul palmer. he is accused of attempted murder. and escaped suspect, still on the run, from baltimore city police. >> he is accused of stabbing a victim in the 200 block of davis %-stab taed him four times and fled in aavehicle. through witnees acccunts we tracked him down. >> detectives were talking with palmer at the central police district at baltimore and gay streets near city hall friday. police were transporting him to central booking when palmer faked a hand injury. when he got back inside of the slipped out the plastic handcuffs and ran away. he is on the loose. and now police have charged his3 prrgnant girlfriend, gina distefano with harboring a fugitive. they believe he was last seen with the woman saturday in the area of belair road and 695. a few miles. >> just sad..3 it is reallyysad. i feel sorry for the pareets. >> from distefano's parents in parkville. according to on line court records,,it is her last known address, in a neighborhood, gina. she simply is known as >> neighb
adventures of virginia to sell seats on it's space vehicle. boeing plans to take astronauts to the international space station by 2015 and to a proposed private space station built by bigolow air space of las vegas. richard branson is expected to be the first to offer regular space tours next year. >>> a milestone tonight, what bp is doing at the scene of that gulf oil spill and what it means. >>> find out what the bay area's tunnel project tops the list released today. >>> the connection between air pollution and heart attacks. we'll explain when we come back. >>> new at 6:00, we're looking into another bay area neighborhood with a high risk pipeline. what some say is getting in the way of preventing a disaster similar to the san bruno explosion. >>> plus -- >> reporter: an francisco restaurant workers call for a massive overhaul in the way they are living. many live in extremely tight quarters in places like this. >>> more details on the accident involving five bay area high school students. and an explanation that might reveal what went wrong. tonight on ktvu channel 2 ne
. thursday night north carolina, virginia. friday morning it hits new jersey and then by friday night it heads up on to cape cod. that's kind of the timeline of the storm. not going to hurt anybody saturday, sunday or monday. friday event ain't will all start down in there carolinas. >>> just imagine the traffic jams as people try to get ahead of the storm. >> wait until saturday. >> exactly. wait until saturday. thank you for the weather and traffic advice. >>> now to iraq. america's combat role has ended. operation new dawn begins. this morning's ceremony inside one of saddam's old palaces part of camp victory was the official hand jomp as u.s. forces stepped back into a supporting and training role. >> ending this war is not only in iraq's interest, it's in our own. the united states has paid a huge price to put the future of iraq in the hands of its people. through this remarkable chapter and the history of the united states and iraq, we have met our responsibilities. now it's time to turn the page. >> william cohen served as defense secretary under president bill clinton and is n
like business owners we met with this week in virginia are struggling with the rising cost of health insurance. in many cases small businesses and family farmers want to provide health insurance for their employees but they can't afford it. as premiums continue to rise it becomes worse. we need health care reform based on consumer choice. allow the american people and businesses to health insurance across state lines the way they purchase other forms of insurance and you will see a new marketplace develop and costs come down. >> greta: why can't you go across state lines? i heard that from governor pawlenty this week and i heard it a number of times. why can't you shop for your health insurance? what is the impediment is there a legal impediment? >> it is the way it has evolved over time health insurance has been regulated on a state by state basis. essentially it becomes a one-state market for every american. we can reform that. we can allow the american people -- >> greta: why hasn't that happened. i can imagine democrats, republicans that small aspect we've had that problem for so
. >> the commonwealth of virginia. >> you don't seem like you're into northeastern politics too much. christina, you're from california too. but let me tell you, you've overlooked some basic tribal facts here, her name is o'donnell. first of all a lot of people who live around wilmington named something like that or italian or irish and say she's not some wacky evangelist from way out west somewhere, she's not from colorado springs or something, you know? she's not a family values'-type out there. like someone i grew up with. a lot of appeal to that. >> and campaigns to catholic voters as well. >> the pro-life for conservative catholics as well. >> absolutely. >> i think that you have to look at that when you look at the wilmington 'burbs. here she is thursday, i'm just suggesting a little different than somebody out west in alaska running. >> i agree with that. i agree with that, yeah. >> i would like to get back into that old neighborhood red-neck politics and figure it out. see if that's right or wrong. here's o'donnell thursday, very conservative culturally, very conservative. let's listen. >> b
is the president of the national black farmers association. just traveled from virginia to new york with his mule named struggle. today he stood on the courthouse steps in lower manhattan to call on the senate to act. mr. boyd, good to have you with us tonight. appreciate your time. what's the next legal step here, john? >> well, i'm hopeful that the senate would act here after they come back from recess on september 13th. >> well, they haven't for 11 years. >> well, they haven't for 11 years, and that was one reason why i brought my mule to new york city today, to raise the visibility and to let new yorkers and the world know that black farmers have not received their settlement and that congress -- the senate basically has failed seven times to pass this bill. >> boyd, are you -- mr. boyd, i'm told that it takes a black farmer 400 days to process a loan with the usda compared to 30 days for white farmers. is that true? >> that's very true, and it's really a national disgrace that we have statistics like that. >> why? >> and black farmers have been losing land. it's based on discrimination in fa
much. >>> politico senior reporter joins me now from arming on the, virginia. ken, good morning. over the weekend some local politicia politicians, including new york congressman peter king, a republican, joined that protest against ground zero center. does this battle help or hurt either side of this political e divide? >> polls show that americans, as many as 70%, think that this mosque should not be located there, not necessary any that they don't think it hats a right to be located but rather that it's in bad taste. the issue is how do opponents of the mosque who tend to be republican or at least tmost of them, how do they use this in a way that doesn't offend the sensibility of many americans who see opponents and protests to the mosques an infringement on the freedom of right of religion. >> i want to read a little more of what general petraeus told the "wall street journal" about this koran burning by this minister in florida. it could endanger the overall effort. it is precisely the kind of action the taliban uses and could cause significant problems. not just here, be everyw
a letter from fraesh man democratic congressman from virginia who collected over 30 signatures from other moderate democrats who want to preserve -- >> that's congressman nye who is in a fight for his political life. >> i believe so, yes. trying to get him on the show. this is including the upper bracket earners included in this. pelosi does not seem to be bundling on this, insisting the cuts should only remain for the middle class. >> it's fair to say you're not open for that one to two-year extension compromise? >> not for the wealthy, no. that's my position. again, we listen to our members. i think the president gave us exactly what we needed, clarity. and the public is with the president. >> all right. >> she can take that position if she wants, pat. but if you're congressman nye or pair ehlo or from the south tore midwest, you're a lot closer to peter orszag's position which is extend them for two years while the economy is bad. that's keynesian economics by the way and let them expire two years from now. >> and suppose she succeeds in having only extended for the middle tax cuts and
you need to know right now. >> hey, john. virginia's governor has just rejected a clemency request for a death row inmate for a woman to be scheduled for execution. teresa lewis is now set to die by lethal injection thursday evening. >>> six men are under arrest in britain in connection with an alleged terrorist plot against pope benedict 16th. he is fine. today he became the first pope ever to pray in the westminster cathedral. >>> there are two storms to keep an eye on. hurricane karl is expected to cause torrential flooding and mexico. in the atlantic hurricane igor could hit bermuda late sunday >>> president obama sidestepped today by naming elizabeth warren. she'll set up the new government protection agency. >> from now on consumers will also have a powerful watchdog, a tough independent watchdogs who job it is is to stand up for their financial interests, for their families futures. >> john, it seemed like he avoided a side show. but sometimes, you know, avoiding the side show you end up getting a bitter side show. >> remember, there's a big fight over keeping the agency and
who run the mine in west virginia where 29 miners were injured andc% managed to get set up with the nonsensical uneducated hatred pushed by flip tea party types and called b.s. on it. the first karl rove wigging out over the lump of dumb and judgmental christine o'donnell. but now al de a m amato. >> most of these guys working in the post office should be driving cabs and i think we should stop importing labor from nigeria and ethiopia. that's about the skill level. that's why i allege they should be bumped down to driving cabs and stop importing labor to drive cabs. >> you are a nasty -- you are a nasty racist. when you begin to -- i'm going to just make my observation. i have a right to do it. you brought in the fact a bunch of nigerians. let me just tell you that's a bunch of bull [ bleep ] and you should be ashamed of yourself and have your mouth washed out. what the hell are you talking about? it's one thing to say they're out -- wait a minute -- shut up. i listened to your racist bull [ bleep ]. it's one thing to say that they're hiring people who are unskilled, that
neutral, you have virginia, missouri, also that funding is being atack, i don't know how the courts are going to rule, the funding aspect is being attacked. >> i'm not a lawyer -- >> greta: quit bragging! >> it is a dangerous precedent to allow the u.s. congress to mandate to you on what product or service you have to buy with your money. it has always been assumed we can tax you and spend the money. we have never crossed that line in the commerce clause. >> greta: that was the one thing it want called a tax. now in court the lawyers are calling it a tax, interesting. the flip side plays games with the words as well. >> here's the problem with the individual mandate. new penalty on individuals and new mandate which i believe to be unconstitutional. second, the way in is constructed, you don't have to buy insurance just pay a penalty if you are caught. $695. what logical consumer is going to buy insurance -- >> greta: rather game it economically maybe not morally. thank you. >> next, is the government getting in the way of the stimulus? what does that mean? that report is next. >> di
to be unconstitutional. judge virginia a. phillips ruled the policy is a violation of the first amendment and that the policy had a direct and deleterious effect on the military. she said she will issue an injunction barring the federal government from enforcing don't ask, don't tell. the justice department of course will have an opportunity to appeal her decision. for anybody who has been following the various legal cases against don't ask, don't tell, this is the case that was brought by the log cabin republicans, by the gay republican group. we'll have much, much more to come on this breaking news. we'll be right back. >>> as someone who covers politics every day, i seldom get the privilege of seeing pure political emotion. phony sincerity and phony humility you see all the time but general passion is rare. today we came across a jaw dropping speech by a republican candidate by a man named phil davidson. a speech that practically bled with raw gut churning passion that definitely could not have been faked. kent jones is here. he's seen it. the speech was rewarded with a victory. passio
. long is the pastor at new birth missionary ban tigs church. >>> the way is clear for virginia to carry out its first execution of a woman in nearly a century. the supreme court has now refused to block tomorrow's scheduled lethal injection of teresa lewis. she was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson back in 2002. her attorney had argued lewis' borderline mentally challenged and because of that she should be spared. >>> at least one republican congressional candidate does not want campaign support from sarah palin. jeffrey perry from massachusetts is dismissing palin, calling her an entertainer. you can expect to see palin and two democratic heavyweights on the campaign trail, as john hendren reports. >> reporter: it's a battle of political titans. in the republicans' corner, sarah palin. >> i wouldn't go that far. >> reporter: in the other corner, a democratible dream team. former president bill clinton and first lady michelle obama. >> take care, thank you. >> reporter: the first lady's travel schedule is a map of endangered democrats. wisconsin for russ feingo
group in a home in northern virginia right outside washington, d.c. he complained that his administration is in a wrestling match with republicans over a tax break for the wealthiest americans. let's bring in our senior white house correspondent, ed henry, and theio senior political analyst, gloria borger. for pryou. the president was low key today as he has been for the last couple of days. what's going on? >> they have john boehner back in a corner with some of the president's fiery speees last week on the tr this time he was in a smaller group in a back yard. maybe he didn't need to throw out as much red meat. but they feel good inside the white house for a first time in a long time. they feel they're in offense after playing so much defense. that's all because of what happened. if you play out over the last few days, friday's white house news conference, the president really underlini the message that the republicans should not hold the le class hostage by demanding that you also extend the tax cuts for the rich. at the same time you do them for the middle class. 48 hou
write in college. the republican candidate in virginia for governor went through a scalding campaign because of what he'd written as a student and all that have was sort of revived during that. so he has a fair point this ought to be, both candidates ought to be revived. but my point here is on christine o'donnell, i think the reason why she's now, she's burst into the spotlight as the woman who's probably government the republicans their chance at winning the senate. she is going to certainly contribute to a fear among republicans about crossing lines and working with democrats as mike castle did. voting for cap and trade, as he did, and have that bring him down sends a very big signal that it's going to be extremely hard to govern and form bipartisan majorities no matter who wins in these elections. and finally, this election with her, you know, is probably going to drive or draw a lot of the republican candidates for president, you know this, draw them to the right. we're going to -- mitt romney was described in the financial times today as the guy who really lost tuesday night be
virginia. a lot of people don't know that. >> reporter: oh, no. megyn: you had the last laugh. [laughter] >> reporter: thank you, megyn. megyn: i was thinking about saying debbie's last name, but the thing is i'm sort of giving her notoriety. why should i make that name a national name? she was in fifth grade, i was in first! she smacked me across the face repeatedly! i remember, over the back of the school bus, smack, smack, smack, and i was just crying saying, debbie, why, why? i ran home and told my mom, and my mom called her name, and that was the end of that. okay, i'm over that. christine o'donnell is trailing her democratic opponent by 15 points. it was 11 just a few days ago. pretty wide margin now. so why is that? why is that? and why is one of the country's top political writers still saying don't count her out? michael reagan's next on the one race that has become the focal point of the midterm battle. plus, a dramatic chase and a more dramatic ending. oh. two police officers charged with brutally assaulting a suspect. did you hear what they said in the cop car as they chased
established candidate. scored seven establishment. [ inaudible ] virginia governmeor is also pushing for action. >> we have to get people who believe in the conservative, pro-family limited government, federalism ideas out in november. >> now islam has been a big topic this morning. generating controversy. they have been talking about the proposed mosque near ground zero site. also 9/11. bill bennett host of "morning in america" had this to say, talk about the terrorist act in the name of islam and he said, "we're not islamaphobes but we're angry at islam." back to you. >> thank you for the update. voters in hawaii head to the poll to decide which democrat will try to take back republican seat from republican hands after eight years. two long-time political rivals will square off. former congressman neil abercrombie and the honolulu mayor went head-to-head in a primary 24 years ago. the race is full of mud slinging over race, religion and gay rights. alaska senator lisa murkowski is back in the race this time as a write-in after losing in the primary to tea party backed joe miller. s
's moving up to the north to virginia, merchandise, and all the way up into the northeast later today. welcome to willie -- can i call it morning willie at this point? >> yeah. you've been here so long. >> joe and mika have one more day off. heading into the weekend, luckily, chris jansing is here to save us. >> as good as you get? sorry about that! >> we have a great panel with us. andrew ross sorkin. mike crowley is here from "time" magazine and joining us political reporter bob costa. aever also from washington, d.c., sam stein. the average age on the set right now, 17 years old. >> they asked where are the grown-ups. i'm it. >> we have a lot to talk about this morning but the headline, chris, hurricane earl. >> what a mess is out out there. hurricane earl is racing up the east coast after lashing eastern north carolina with severe rain and powerful winds this morning. for more on how the northeast is preparing for the storm we turn to the weather channel's julie martin who is in ocean city, maryland. good morning. >> good morning, chris. yeah, we're next here at ocean city, m.d. i
, virginia, through atlantic city, new jersey, to sandy hook, new jersey. we're watching this entire area as this storm moves up, we anticipate it is going to arrive here this afternoon, probably as a category 3 as it loses some strength anding in ov energy of cooler, shallower waters. category 2 off the coast of new york. by saturday afternoon a category 1 storm off the cape and into new england. that's a quick look >>> that's a quick look at our weather picture. as far as national weather, high heat continues in the northeast. heat wave in third day, triple digits continue in the southwest, vegas and phoenix. in the southern plains you could see severe weather today. watch it for thunderstorms and some heavy downpours, too. we'll send it back to you guys in new york. for more on earl, tune into "cbs evening news" with katie couric tonight. >>> yesterday we took a close look at the dangers of text addiction. this morning, as promised, we have assembled a panel of experts to answer your questions about technology overload. we have "early show" contributor dr. jennifer hartstein, a child a
heads to northern virginia to mark the six-month anniversary of the health care reform law, hailing some of the new protections that take effect this week. 4-year-old myra rakers' life will change this thursday in ways she's probably too young to understand. >> in the next couple of days, a sweeping set of consumer protections go into law. >> reporter: protections like a ban on insurance companies imposing a lifetime limit on essential health benefits. just four years into her life, myra has had a kidney transplant and already hit her $500,000 lifetime coverage cap. >> they won't pay the claim. >> reporter: come september 23rd the insurance companies won't have a choice. >> just a huge weight has been lifted off of our shoulders. >> reporter: insurers will no longer be allowed to deny coverage to children even if they have pre-existing conditions, or stop providing coverage to customers because of technical errors on past applications. of course, these consumer protections don't come without a cost. >> impact is likely to be fairly small, 1% to 2% in terms of overall premium impact. >> r
virginia beach and into north carolina. and then think about that big blob of cloud cover that's still to come. that could be another 6 inches of rainfall on top of these areas. >> what's going on at airports in the northeast? >> at least two hours. >> wow. >> about 20% to 30% of the planes not e even making it. just being canceled. if there's an 80 seat maximum on a plane, 50 seats full, you can get two planes into one plane. >> just be patient. how long does this go on for? >> 24 more hours. >> chad, thanks very much. >>> shocking numbers to tell you about. they involve our fighting men and women. but they are not based on the battlefield. i'll tell you when i come back. >>> let me bring you up to date with some of the top stories we're following here at cnn. the army says four soldiers who died over the week apparently took their own lives. all four were from ft. hood, texas. all were decorated veterans from the war in iraq or afghanistan. if confirmed as suicides, it would be in addition to 14 other suicides on the base this year. >>> the commercial department says the economy grew
of a virginia woman, set to be executed tomorrow. theresa lewis was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson to collect insurance. her lawyer argued lewis should be spared, saying she has an i.q. that is, quote, borderline mentally retarded. >>> prosecutors call it corruption on steroids. the mayor of bell, california, and seven current and former city officials will be arraigned today on charges they bilked taxpayers out of $5 million, so they could live the high life. paying themselves salaries as high as $800,000. city residents celebrated in the streets after hearing about the arrests. >>> if you have a rough ride to work in the morning, you're not alone. new figures out this morning show one-quarter of major urban roadways are in substandard condition. costing the average driver over $400 a year in prepares. >>> now, paris hilton. overnight, she joined the ranks of the rolling stones and paul mccartney. she's been denied entry to japan because of past drug use. she was required to return home after a night at a hotel. japan is known for its strike immigration laws. t
. >> and president obama held a discussion in the home of falls church, virginia, but he strayed off topic to talk to the crowd about a question he often faces about how he manages stress. >> people ask me, sort of how do i stay calm in my job. the reason i stay calm in my job is that every night at 6:30 no matter how busy i am, i go upstairs and i have a short commute, and i go upstairs and i have dinner with my wife and my daughters. and as long as they are doing good, as long as they are healthy and happy and running around and telling me stories about the crazy things that happened at school today, then there is a certain baseline that just gives you that sense, well, i can take anything, right? now, the flipside is when malia or sasha get a sniffle or an ear infection or a scrape or a bruise, i'm over there just miserable. >> dinner with the family helps anyone out, i would say, with stress. speaking of dinner, wolf, any dinner plans with mr. trump this evening for you? >> no dinner plans. i am getting on the plane to fly back on the shuttle. i will be back -- >> we miss you. >> i think that
, why don't you go hug the dog killer and look at the carcasses that he laid on the ground in virginia. >> let me say it right here. it's a good story. >> it's a great story. >> it's a great story about a guy that made some terrible mistakes. he went to jail. he paid his debt to society. >> more than others who have done far worse have paid. >> exactly. what peter is telling us is, he's grown up and that's a great story. >> he went to the right team, the philadelphia eagles. andy reid looked upon him as sort of a prodigal son. his sons have been arrested and had drug problems. andy reid was the perfect guy to sort of minister to michael vick at this time in his life. >> and willie, they're a rough group. >>> let's end on two disappointments, brett favre and the vikings 0-2. dallas cowboys 0-2 right now. >> i think the thing with favre is it's hard to tell how much of it is him and how much it's his surrounding cast. he had a healthy surrounding cast at the start of last year, started slowly and picked up momentum. he's got too many guys hurt right now. he doesn't seem to be playing wit
had taken on mitt romney, i would be governor of virginia and now considered a possible contender. >> see those shuttered factories, that's what happens when you lose. >> when i was secretary of labor, people were hurting even in the early '90s. yeah, we had a boom in the late '90s. that was largely because of the policies of bill clinton and 22 million net new jobs. great. the underlying structural problems are still there. they were there in the '80s and there in the '90s. we have not addressed them. the middle class cannot support this economy, doesn't have enough money in its pocket. >> we should have a huge tax cut for the middle class. >>> donny deutche is standing by in the greenroom. the book is "aftershock," the next economy and america's future. mr. secretary, thank you so much. >> see you. >> all right. ♪ ♪ one, two, three, four ♪ you say ♪ flip it over and replay ♪ we'll make everything okay ♪ walk together the right way ♪ do, do, do, do lord of the carry-on. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you rent from national
candidate lost. and he went to the virginia and his candidate lost. >> massachusetts. >> and went to massachusetts and his candidate lost. now he's coming to connecticut. why? because the latest poll out this morning had linda mcmahon, the republican, only down by 6 points. so even in just the last day or so, she is increasing her lead or lack thereof but it's getting closer. the president is putting himself on the line again. >> she was getting crushed and she's coming back and she's got money and real life business experience. more and more the story of this election is about business and coming back. by the way, it's two fund-raisers, one for the party and the other directly for blumenthal over in connecticut. it's not going to be public. not going to take q and a. here is mrs. mcmahon. >> i believe that richard blumenthal said he misstated his service. >> so many times? you believe that? >> i don't. i think it was a pattern of deception. he said is over and over again. >> columnists say he simply flat out lied. can't find it within himself to tell the truth. >> also now portra
did in virginia, massachusetts and new jersey. >> don't forget the olympics. he came up zero on all those things. here's a guy who lied about his military service and he will be honored essentially by the inclusion of the commander in chief in private, not going to be in public. >> unlike the other ones, he said give me a hug, jon corzine, get over here, i'm going to -- >> pose for this picture. >> raising money for the connecticut, for the democratic party in connecticut and now it's for blumenthal in particular to try to get some money behind him. >> let's talk about what's going on in pennsylvania with the homeland security list. you know what that is. that's for terrorists, right? supposed terrorists with the e potential to blow up buildings and airplanes, apparently the people who ended up on the war for anti-tax people, right? >> right. >> people against taxes. how would that happen? >> in particular, that fella right there and gene stilt is the fella who travels around to different events on the capital area of pennsylvania with a 25 foot high inflatable pig. >> right. >>
it. >> all right. well, pat buchanan, you let out a rebel yell last night in mcclain, virginia, heard all the way down to vienna. why were you so excited about this victory in delaware that will certainly, almost certainly assure that harry reid, if he wins in nevada, will be the majority leader for two more years? >> it was the heart, not the head responding. the truth is -- no, that's the truth. look, here's a very attractive young woman, fresh and maybe she's not schooled, et cetera, but she's knocked off somebody, a big rockefeller republican, the greatest night of her life. and you've got to rejoice with her, and rove's attitude, his analysis may be spot-on, but his attitude looked contemptuous, to me. and i'll tell you, my guess is this morning, people that look at that karl rove, if we run the whole clip, i don't see how you respond positively to that. i mean, i think what romney has to do and people like that is to say, look, we can't win without these folks with us. they won this one. let's go down there and help them. we lost. we may not have liked it. but let's get together
fundraising dinner. the former chairman of virginia's democratic party writes about her this morning in "the washington post," says sarah palin saved the g.o.p. here how he concludes -- palin started as tonto, but became the lone ranger. she runs mains strong and stood by her party. she's become a bridge between the old republican guard and the growing right-wing dissatisfaction, not just about democrats, but also with republican office holders. palin's ability to advocate for using the g.o.p., not a third party to channel this angst has allowed republican voter anger to boil, yet not boil over. should republicans run up the score in november, sarah palin will deserve a lot of credit she will never get. guest: i don't know whether she'll get it, but i think that's a very accurate assessment. i think palin has been great. she's been a dynamo. she has advocated for conservative principles unapologetically. when they tried to beat her down, she bounces right back, and she's right back in her faces, and she set an example. and really, do you realize what it's like to have the entire media machin
congressional district in virginia is in the far southeast corner of the state. it takes in virginia beach, which is the largest city in virginia, parts of nor folk, virginia and hampton and also the northeastern shore. it is primarily tourism areas. the second area has some manufacturing. the dominant industries are the united states navy and tourism. the ocean front, there is a vibrant community with tourism and hotels. it is not as large and myrtle beach but it has that sort of income. this particular congressional race is of high interest to republicans and to the democrats. when he was first elected, certainly the first campaign the republicans tried to keep drake in office and obviously they were not successful. since his election, he has been subject to a steady stream of blogs and emails aimed not at him, blasting almost everything he does because he is a freshman, a ledge slavet expert will tell you that the best time to unseat an incumbent is during the first term because they haven't quite established themselves yet. so they see him as vulnerable. this is one of those districts
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